Scientists Vow To Fight Back Against Climate Skeptics

Neela Banerjee of the Tribune Washington Bureau reports that The American Geophysical Union plans to announce that 700 researchers have agreed to speak out on the issue. Other scientists plan a pushback against congressional conservatives who have vowed to kill regulations on greenhouse gas emissions. Via the Los Angeles Times:

AmericanGeophysicalUnion

Faced with rising political attacks, hundreds of climate scientists are joining a broad campaign to push back against congressional conservatives who have threatened prominent researchers with investigations and vowed to kill regulations to rein in man-made greenhouse gas emissions.

The still-evolving efforts reveal a shift among climate scientists, many of whom have traditionally stayed out of politics and avoided the news media. Many now say they are willing to go toe-to-toe with their critics, some of whom gained new power after the Republicans won control of the House in Tuesday’s election.

On Monday, the American Geophysical Union, the country’s largest association of climate scientists, plans to announce that 700 climate scientists have agreed to speak out as experts on questions about global warming and the role of man-made air pollution.

John Abraham of St. Thomas University in Minnesota, who last May wrote a widely disseminated response to climate change skeptics, is also pulling together a “climate rapid response team,” which includes scientists prepared to go before what they consider potentially hostile audiences on conservative talk radio and television shows. (The effort by John Abraham is separate from the Geophysical Union’s.)

“This group feels strongly that science and politics can’t be divorced and that we need to take bold measures to not only communicate science but also to aggressively engage the denialists and politicians who attack climate science and its scientists,” said Scott Mandia, professor of physical sciences at Suffolk County Community College in New York.

“We are taking the fight to them because we are … tired of taking the hits. The notion that truth will prevail is not working. The truth has been out there for the past two decades, and nothing has changed.”

During the recent campaigns, skepticism about climate change became a rallying cry for many Republican candidates. Of the more than 100 new GOP members of Congress, 50% are climate change skeptics, according to an analysis of campaign statements by the Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank…

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  • Tchoutoye

    Nice cryptic swastika logo.

    • rainer

      The swastika has been around long before the Nazis existed.
      I do not see why you would even mention this, it looks nothing like a swastika and is irrelevant to the topic.

    • Tuna Ghost

      are you implying some sort of fascist connection, or are you just being stupid

  • Anonymous

    Nice cryptic swastika logo.

  • rainer

    The swastika has been around long before the Nazis existed.
    I do not see why you would even mention this, it looks nothing like a swastika and is irrelevant to the topic.

  • Alech

    My only disappointment is that this fight isn’t going to be fought in a cage with bladed weapons.

    • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

      Nah…its a beautiful idea…but it’d never work. The anti climate change crowd would be puffing for air and nearly passed out after a minute or two of adrenaline and fast movement…and the liberal pussies would never have the guts to strike a finishing blow….it’d be anti climactic if it always ended with the conservative passing out and always shanking the liberal in the gut after being helped up by him. More sad than anything else.

    • Siminatongue

      Listen all! This is the truth of it. Fighting leads to killing, and killing gets to warring. And that was damn near the death of us all. Look at us now! Busted up, and everyone talking about hard rain! But we’ve learned, by the dust of them all… we’ve learned. Now, when men get to fighting, it happens here! And it finishes here! Two men enter; one man leaves.

      Right now, I’ve got two men, two men with a gut full of fear. Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls… dyin’ times here!

  • Alech

    My only disappointment is that this fight isn’t going to be fought in a cage with bladed weapons.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    Nah…its a beautiful idea…but it’d never work. The anti climate change crowd would be puffing for air and nearly passed out after a minute or two of adrenaline and fast movement…and the liberal pussies would never have the guts to strike a finishing blow….it’d be anti climactic if it always ended with the conservative passing out and always shanking the liberal in the gut after being helped up by him. More sad than anything else.

  • Siminatongue

    Listen all! This is the truth of it. Fighting leads to killing, and killing gets to warring. And that was damn near the death of us all. Look at us now! Busted up, and everyone talking about hard rain! But we’ve learned, by the dust of them all… we’ve learned. Now, when men get to fighting, it happens here! And it finishes here! Two men enter; one man leaves.

    Right now, I’ve got two men, two men with a gut full of fear. Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls… dyin’ times here!

  • Marc

    Christopher Monckton has offered a debate (and I think even money) a long time ago to any supporter of the AGW theory! And NOBODY agreed to it… so much for that… I would love to see him and other so called sceptics have a real debate about it… Since AGW was never proven I doubt somebody could do it now… but I’m willing to learn something new if there is evidence and not just political fear mongering

  • Marc

    Christopher Monckton has offered a debate (and I think even money) a long time ago to any supporter of the AGW theory! And NOBODY agreed to it… so much for that… I would love to see him and other so called sceptics have a real debate about it… Since AGW was never proven I doubt somebody could do it now… but I’m willing to learn something new if there is evidence and not just political fear mongering

  • Tuna Ghost

    are you implying some sort of fascist connection, or are you just being stupid

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